Information and Communication Technologies for Evaluation


The Independent Office of Evaluation (IOE) of IFAD is organizing an international conference on Information and Communication Technologies for Evaluation (ICT4Eval), which sets out to explore vital questions in the context of conducting evaluations of strategies and programmes that contribute to rural transformation.

What is the link with ICTs?

Experience confirms that evaluators face recurring challenges in the field. Lack of reliable monitoring and evaluation data and limited resources are common obstacles when performing evaluations across all regions of the world. ICTs used in development are enabling new methods of gathering, analysing and disseminating data, and changing the way evaluations are conducted.

In light of recent technological advancements, the conference seeks to establish if recent innovations in ICTs, which are rapidly changing approaches to development, have demonstrable benefits to the intersecting fields of evaluation and rural transformation. The conference aims to discuss the latest innovative approaches to the use of ICTs in evaluation and feature best practices that have emerged from the experiences of development organizations and the private sector across the world.

The event is organized around three main topics:

1. ICT applied to data collection

2. ICT applied to data analysis

3. ICT applied to data dissemination

The conference will gather a wide range of partners with expertise in development evaluation practice and application of ICTs in development and/or evaluation, and innovators pushing the boundaries of the use of technology in data collection, analysis and dissemination. Speakers and participants will include experts and technical staff from the United Nations Evaluation Group; the Evaluation Cooperation Group of the multilateral development banks; bilateral and multilateral development and humanitarian organizations; the private sector; academic institutions; non-governmental organizations; foundations; think tanks; and national-level counterparts from evaluation and policy institutions.

For more details, please read the concept note.

For additional information, contact the ICT4Eval international conference secretariat:

Event Details

Lead Organization

  • Independent Office of Evaluation of IFAD (IOE)


  • Conference/ Symposium


  • Europe/CIS / Italy

Start Date

  • 06 Jun 2017

End Date

  • 07 Jun 2017

All Day Event

  • Yes

Contact Person

  • Evaluation Communication Unit